Day-night Test cricket is here to stay: ICC

Dubai, Nov 30 (IANS) Following the third Testbetween Australia and New Zealand which concluded in Adelaide on Sunday, International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson on Monday hailed the successful debut of day-night Test cricket, saying that it is a concept which can greatly enhance the traditional format of the game.

“The inaugural day-night Test in Adelaide was a huge success, enjoyed by cricket followers across the world. I would like to congratulate both the Australia and New Zealand teams on a thrilling game of cricket. It was an exciting game, played in exemplary spirit, and in front of record crowds – a great advert for Test cricket,” said Richardson.

“Although day-night Tests will not be feasible at every venue, it certainly provides a new dimension for players, spectators, broadcasters and fans alike and it is here to stay.”

Australia beat their Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand on Day 3 of the day-night Test to clinch the three-match series 2-0.

“We need to make sure we take all the learnings we can from this first match, identify what has worked well and what needs improving, and make sure that future day-night Tests are as good, if not better,” said Richardson.

“I have every confidence that day-night Tests will continue to be embraced by more boards in the near future to, in time, become a regular feature of Test match scheduling.”

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